Cyndi Lauper nails gender equality time after time.
Mikey Nicholson

11 May 2016 - 12:50 PM  UPDATED 11 May 2016 - 12:50 PM

Everyone’s favourite '80s pop star has totally knocked it out of the park on The Late Late Show.

Cyndi Lauper and her famously over-the-top style and iconic hair showed up to sing ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun'… but with a twist. 

Her performance kicked off with the well known opening, “I come home, in the morning light, my mother says…” and then it turned into political commentary on the state of the gender wage gap with the follow up lyric, “Why don’t you make the same as a guy?”


“I come home, in the morning light, my mother says… Why don’t you make the same as a guy?”


Shortly after, a dolled up James Corden joined her on stage, as they continue to sing out for gender equality and about the ridiculousness of women to running in high heels on the big screen. Preach it! 



As a big supporter of human rights, this isn’t the first time Lauper has advocated against discrimination. In the ‘80s, her song ‘True Colours’ became an anthem for the LGBT community and her song ‘Boy Blue’, from the same album, was dedicated to her friend who died of AIDS. In recent months she has spoken out on North Carolina's transgender discrimination with a planned concert in Raleigh donating all the profits to Equality North Carolina, an organisation trying to repeal the anti-transgender bathroom Bill.